Sunday, March 1, 2015

PTI MIM #202: Anchoring with Border & Banner Dies

Here we are the 1st of March, and it's been sunny and beautiful in Washington State. However, I have empathy for those struggling with the extreme cold and snowstorms that Mother Nature has shared across the US.  And, it's Sunday, and I've been in my stamp room struggling with the challenge by Melissa Phillips, the queen of layering. She made it look so easy in her video here on Nichole Heady's blog. Maybe I tried to incorporate too many colors, but I spent hours off and on creating this card. If I said I wasn't challenged, I'd be fibbing. Anyway, here's my creation.

Edited to Add: Also entering this card in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Vellum, SU Summer Sun and SU Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise and Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: Lovely Layers and Swoosh
Dies: Lovely Layers, Swoosh, Fabulous Frames, Bountiful Banners and Half & Half
Other: MISTI, SU DSP (retired), MME Enamel Dots Lost & Found Christmas, Glue Dots and Xyron


Joyce said...

I can always count on seeing your MIM card on Sunday night! You are like a clock. I struggled with this one, too, and did not give up. I'm glad you did not give up either. You did a great job with the technique, and I'm green with envy that you have that swoosh die!

Kathryn A said...

Ha! I can SO relate to what you've said here! Creating a "Melissa"- card is hard, isn't it? However, I think you nailed it! Great idea using those banner dies under your flower center, and I sure wish I wouldn't have forgotten to buy those Swoosh dies!!! Thought they were in my cart, but weren't, darn it.

Lin said...

This is so striking, Kathy! I think you did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Helen F. said...

Great card, Kathy! I am far from CAS, but all the layers and colors and patterns were really not coming together for me (in my mind).
Thanks for your sweet comment on my card :-)